With soft breezes, sunny beaches and a warm welcome for families, snorkeling and diving enthusiasts as well as spring break revelers ... the Caribbean is a major port o' call for
fun in the sun.
The islands of the Caribbean and the Bahamas offer a combination of warm days followed by a cool night life,
attracting vacationers looking to part-ay!
.You'll also find that the island atmosphere is perfect for singles going on a weekend getaway or a long vacation. It's a great destination to either meet someone special, or to spend time traveling solo and being warmly accepted in restaurants at a table for one.
All packed? Don't forget the sunscreen, the swimsuit - and the camera! - for an island vacation you'll always remember.
Up ahead, check out major guides dedicated to bringing you the best of the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Barbados, Aruba, Puerto Rico and more, offering travelers & vacationers a virtual taste of paradise...
• Ecotourism is another growing industry within the Caribbean travel circuit. For example, ecotourism in Puerto Rico has exploded in recent years as travelers discover that those "all inclusive" resorts often shield them from the island's mind-blowing natural beauty.
• Sit back and enjoy fresh mangoes, oranges, watermelon, and bananas which are in abundance on many Caribbean islands. Don't go without also trying more exotic local fruits such as guava, tamarind, and papaya.
• Carnival is celebrated on almost every Caribbean island just before the Lenten season. But the partying never really ends. Other street spectacles like Junkanoo in the Bahamas are also celebrated throughout the year.
More about Caribbean travel & tourism around the Web:
Fun Barbados - Fun site, too, and you'll be feelin' rumbustuous with an online Bajan guide to island Bajan slang along with comprehensive info on attractions, island tours, night life, sailing cruises and more plus photo galleries, message board, best kept secrets, events calendar, related links.
Introducing the Bahamas -
Lonely Planet takes on the Bahamas with overviews of Nassau, Paradise Island, the Biminis, Abacos and Eleuthera with detailed info on attractions, hotels, getting there, island transportation, history, culture and more.
Antiqua & Barbuda - Colorful and informative guide with lots of info on culture and history as well as accommodations, activities, nightlife, beaches, best bets and been-there travel
tips from visitors.
Discover Puerto Rico - The next best thing to being in PR with video tours, an interactive map, together with lots of info on beaches and sports, culture and history, nature and adventure, nightlife, accommodations, getting around, island facts and figures and convention information. In English and Spanish.